(Memphis, TN/Feb. 4, 2020)
On January 31, 2020, a current server filed a lawsuit on behalf of restaurant servers against Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant. The complaint alleges that Mi Pueblo failed to pay its servers at the required minimum wage and overtime rates that violated the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.
Specifically, the Complaint alleges that it was Mi Pueblo’s policy to not pay servers for any time worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek.
The Plaintiff brings her claims on behalf of herself and all other similarity situated servers. The Plaintiff brings her unpaid overtime claims as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA”) and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act. She seeks to recover unpaid minimum wage and overtime compensation, liquidated damages, and other statutorily-permitted relief for herself and the putative FLSA collective class.
Plaintiff's attorney Bryce Ashby explains, "Like similar lawsuits brought recently on behalf of restaurant workers by our firm, we’re seeing pervasive violations of basic minimum wage and overtime requirements in this industry."
Plaintiffs are represented by Bryce Ashby, Janelle C. Osowski, and Billy Ryan of Donati, Law, PLLC. The case is entitled, Gracia v. San Angel 2 of Arkansas, Inc. et al., Case No. 20-cv-00022 (Eastern District of Arkansas).
Additional information about how servers may make a claim in the case may
be found by calling Donati Law, PLLC at 901-278-1004.
Donati Law attorneys have been representing the Memphis and Mid-South communities for 40 years. The Firm prides itself in the tireless advocacy for the rights of its clients. Donati Law’s attorneys are committed to the fight for justice in all areas, including employee rights, social security disability, veteran’s benefits, personal injury and workers’ compensation, among others.